BLANCO COUNTY, Texas — On Sunday, the Texas A&M Forest Service responded to a request for assistance in Blanco County to help contain a fire now estimated at 1,000 acres.
The Texas A&M Forest Service said in a tweet that the fire was 15% contained as of 5:45 p.m. Sunday and was at the time estimated to be 700 acres. As of 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, the fire is estimated at 1,456 acres and is 100% contained, according to the Texas Wildfire Incident Response System.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The fire started around 1:30 p.m.
The "Buddy Fire" is eight miles northwest of Johnson City, Texas. Eighty-eight resources were on the scene of the fire Sunday, according to a spokesperson from the Forest Service Department. Aviation resources had also been ordered to assist ground crews with slowing the fire spread.
A total of four non-residential structures were considered threatened, and one non-residential structure was lost. Officials said the fire was burning in tall dry grass and brush and was being fueled by 15 to 20 mph winds and low humidity Sunday afternoon.
Officials said Sunday that crews would remain on the scene overnight and would be using the lower winds and rising humidity to continue to build containment line around the fire.
Also of note, Travis County Fire and Rescue tweeted on March 14 that there will be a prescribed burn in Caldwell County just north of Lockhart. The prescribed burn started around 9:30 a.m. on Monday.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.
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